Tag Archives: Northstar
- Northstar Lottery Group sued for alleged ticket manipulation
February 9, 2017
Lawyers representing lottery players have lodged a civil suit against former Illinois Lottery operator Northstar Lottery Group for alleged manipulation of winning tickets. The Belleville News Democrat reported that the attorneys have accused Northstar of defrauding businesses that sold scratch-off tickets and lottery customers by manipulating the number of winning...
- Kentucky prep online lottery; Northstar New Jersey miss revenue targets
November 25, 2014
Kentucky wants to be the next state to take its lottery into the online realm. Currently, only four US state lotteries – Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota – offer some form of online sales but the Kentucky Lottery Corp. expects to join the party by Q3 2015. Kentucky has begun...
- Illinois Lottery cancels Northstar contract seven years ahead of schedule
August 15, 2014
The CEO of the Iowa state lottery has become the latest to suggest that the future lies in online sales. On Monday, Terry Rich told the Gazette that lottery players wanted “to have that convenience, and that desire or convenience factor continues to increase.” Rich said this desire was most...
- Minnesota’s online scratchers on life support; Illinois Lottery falls short (again)
May 16, 2014
It’s not looking good for the Minnesota Lottery’s attempts to drag itself into the 21st century. On Thursday, a conference committee of three state senators and three representatives approved a bill that would prohibit the Lottery from offering online scratch tickets, which critics have unfavorably compared to online slot machines....
- Illinois Lottery fines Northstar Group $20m for missing revenue target
March 22, 2013
New Jersey is currently contemplating privatizing the management of its state lottery, which posted a record $2.7b in sales in 2012 and is the state’s fourth largest revenue stream. Gov. Chris Christie has been accused of exercising unnecessary secrecy in his privatization plans, so on Monday a suspicious state Senate...
- As online gambling clock ticks, Christie okays mobile track bets, lotto privatization
January 29, 2013
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie only has about a week left in which to sign, not sign or veto the online gambling legislation passed by the state legislature before Christmas. (Various sources put the deadline as either Feb. 4 or Feb. 7.) Only the veto option would mean the bill...